Mothers and Daughters in the Twentieth Century
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Mothers and Daughters in the Twentieth Century : A Literary Anthology

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This anthology of women's writing on the mother-daughter relationship covers the whole of the twentieth century and includes writing from many different cultures - black American, Jewish, West Indian, Irish, Chinese-American. The anthology has headnotes giving brief biographical details for each author plus suggestions for further reading. There is a substantial introduction tracking the evolution of the mother-daughter relationship in the twentieth century, setting it in the context of developments in psychoanalytical and feminist theory. * Covers fiction, non-fiction and poetry from different cultures and different decades * Substantial introduction tracing the evolution of the mother-daugher relationship in the 20th century * Headnotes place the extracts in their historical and cultural context * Overview of feminist and psychoanalytical theory relating to the mother-daughter relationshipshow more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 24mm | 399.99g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748611754
  • 9780748611751

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There is a refreshing and unusual range here, sharpening the anthology's tone and linking American, Jewish, Chinese, African-American, Irish and British writers. Some of the names which seem to crop up in almost every anthology have been omitted, and this makes room for lesser-known voices. Even the pieces by well-known writers such as Sylvia Plath and Virginia Woolf are not those that keep doing the rounds, and provide a fresh insight into the writers' lives and works. A beautiful collection of fiction, non-fiction and poetry ... Ingman gives wonderful descriptions of the intellectual and social context of the time ... Heather Ingman's anthology is sure to be welcomed not only by specialists, but also by students and general readers, be they mothers, or daughters, or neither. There is a refreshing and unusual range here, sharpening the anthology's tone and linking American, Jewish, Chinese, African-American, Irish and British writers. Some of the names which seem to crop up in almost every anthology have been omitted, and this makes room for lesser-known voices. Even the pieces by well-known writers such as Sylvia Plath and Virginia Woolf are not those that keep doing the rounds, and provide a fresh insight into the writers' lives and works. A beautiful collection of fiction, non-fiction and poetry ... Ingman gives wonderful descriptions of the intellectual and social context of the time ... Heather Ingman's anthology is sure to be welcomed not only by specialists, but also by students and general readers, be they mothers, or daughters, or neither.show more

About Heather Ingman

Heather Ingman is currently Lecturer in English at the University of Hull where she specialises in Women's Studies.show more

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